Matt Lingo

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Deeper into movies. Favorites are my for top first time views of the last month (excluding new releases).

Favorite films

  • The Spirit of the Beehive
  • The House of Mirth
  • Shoot the Piano Player
  • The Handmaiden

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  • Body Heat

    ★★★★

  • In Bed with Victoria

    ★★★½

  • Benediction

    ★★★★

  • Somewhere

    ★★★★★

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  • Please, Come Over!

    Please, Come Over!

    ★★★★★

    I produced this short and also held a boom mic. We all worked very hard on this and you can watch it here: youtu.be/rTGZTGm9ovM?si=jBFYDUNKxkrY6Qol

  • 4:44 Last Day on Earth

    4:44 Last Day on Earth

    ★★★★½

    So many things here that I adore: the score that plays over the opening credits becoming diegetic when we learn that it’s coming out of a character’s ipad, computer screens with 35mm grain, the Vietnamese delivery worker skyping his family (that last look they share will haunt me), Willem Dafoe’s raw animal sobs when his daughter makes an offhand joke about how a friend won’t lose their virginity before the world ends, and one of the best sex scenes ever…

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  • Body Heat

    Body Heat

    ★★★★

    No film swelters like this film swelters.

  • Benediction

    Benediction

    ★★★★

    First grief, then anger.

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  • Beau Is Afraid

    Beau Is Afraid

    ★★

    Matt is tired.

  • TÁR

    TÁR

    ★★★★

    So obviously this movie has THOUGHTS on cancel culture, but I think that aspect of the movie is a red herring. The real subject here is genius--its consumption, the allowances granted, its distorting effects, the ways in which it is conferred and, just as suddenly, taken away. The movie's puckish in its provocations, but it isn't irresponsible. You could argue that Field hedges his bets by centering this film around a woman, but to that I'd say Cate Blanchett isn't…